Broncos Add Two Additional Rookie Free Agents

Denver looks to bolster it's offensive line and special teams unit with former University of Colorado center Mark Fenton and former Virginia Tech University kicker Brandon Pace.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have signed former University of Colorado center Mark Fenton and former Virginia Tech University kicker Brandon Pace.

In addition, Denver waived rookie guard Tim Duckworth.

Fenton (6-foot-4, 295 pounds) is a rookie center who played 42 career games (31 starts) in four seasons at Colorado. He played six games (5 starts) for the Buffaloes as a senior in 2006 and received honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference recognition from the Associated Press. Fenton started all 13 games during his sophomore and junior seasons at Colorado, receiving first-team all-conference recognition (Big 12 coaches) following his junior campaign in 2005. That season, he played a team-high 799 snaps from scrimmage. An All-Southern California selection as a senior at Westchester High School in Los Angeles, Fenton was born Nov. 14, 1983.

Pace (5-foot-10, 194 pounds) is a rookie kicker who was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award (nation's top kicker) and received All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition during each of his final three seasons at Virginia Tech. A former walk-on, Pace finished his collegiate career ranked third in Virginia Tech history in career scoring (310 pts.) and set an ACC record for career field goal accuracy (58-of-68 / .853) in 51 games played for the Hokies. He also made 22 consecutive field goals from 2005-06, marking the second-longest streak in ACC history. A four-year letterman as a kicker and punter at Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, Va., Pace was born Nov. 11, 1983.



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